Promote energy and mining cooperation between China and Afghanistan
- The Carl Kibilit iron mine is located in the western province of Tindouf, Algeria
On May 8, 2022, when meeting with Chen Sichang, general manager of China Civil Engineering Corporation, Algeria Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Akab said that Algeria and China have traditionally friendly relations and the cooperation between enterprises of the two countries has yielded fruitful results. , especially in the fields of energy and minerals, the cooperation is more fruitful. At present, Algeria is developing its iron ore resources on a large scale in accordance with the instructions of President Teben. The Ministry of Mines and Transportation of Algeria should form a professional team together with Chinese companies to be responsible for formulating and implementing the roadmap for relevant projects.
Akab said that Algeria is currently actively promoting the development and construction of the Carl Kibilit iron ore mine, which is an important part of President Teben's commitment to develop Algeria's own mineral resources. According to the plan, the project will start the construction of iron ore mining, storage, processing and other infrastructure, and plans to build a new railway line connecting Tindouf to Bechar to meet the large-scale transportation capacity of pig iron ore and related products.
Chen Sichang said that China Turkey is willing to contribute to this project in Algeria, and hoped that the two sides could achieve more extensive friendly cooperation. Editor/He Yuting